As a spectator, you should be safe watching golf on the course. There are many stories of people being hit by the ball and this appears to be an acceptable risk of being at a live sporting event. I guess that is true when there are thousands of people mulling about, however what about when the course is not pack and you can stand just about anywhere. Should standing in a safe spot be a consideration when viewing professional golf?
PGATour.com placed this video on Twitter and as I watched the smooth swing of Jordan Spieth, I noticed a group of people standing in what I consider as a dangerous spot. What do you think?
The closest group on the right are the first ones to catch my eye. I realize it is Jordan Spieth and not The Grateful Golfer hitting the ball, but, Are they not in a real danger zone for a miss hit? It looks like they are 30 yards off the tee in the perfect miss hit spot.
Next are the people down the fairway. It looks like Spieth used them as a target and hit his ball directly at them. Personally, these people are in slightly less danger, but if that is the target line, then it becomes the danger zone. Likely, Spieth will draw the ball, however it not, then they are in the landing area.
I have never attended a professional golf tournament, but it seems to me that there are danger areas when watching. Am I off base here or not? What do you thing?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!